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Mels Drive-In

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American, Coffee Shop
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8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
1-310-854-7200
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our First Taste of L.A.

And it didn't disappoint!! Great service, great food and such a handy location to our hotel. Would go again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Diane B
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

And it didn't disappoint!! Great service, great food and such a handy location to our hotel. Would go again!

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NSW Central Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Yummy, quick food that was made fantastic with awesome service. Nice cosy seating and very family friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good service, good food, good location, job done. Open 24 hours! Went back for Breakfast having been the previous day which always says it was good to me.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great food and fun at Mel's diner. They have a huge menu selection. Everything we ordered was fresh and very tasty. Well priced. Great wait staff. Would definitely go here again.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I always have breakfast/lunch at least once when I'm in LA. The atmosphere and the location right on Sunset is perfect. The menu have all the classics you expect from a Diner. It's a perfect start when the night before was a bit crazy. If you are driving, be prepared for valet parking as street parking is difficult to find... More 

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West Virginia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Stopped by Mel's on our way out of town. Perfect place for a bit of nostalgia. The service was fast and friendly. Lots of little memorabilia on the walls. Just a fun stop! 😊

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West Hollywood, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

this has been on the sunset strip for years. which says something. diner food, fun atmosphere. good for meeting friends, tourists, or a date. good food at fair prices. sit outside and people watch on the sunset strip. who knows who you might see?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very cool diner with lots of history and photos on the wall. I went to "check-it-off-the-LA-list" of things to do. We went for breakfast in a Sunday and the food was plentiful enough, the milkshakes were very good, and the service/food came quickly. Definitely recommended for anyone visiting LA.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We came here after visiting the hollywood museum next door the food was good the price was average for l a service lact a little but i enjoyed the pictures and the memorabilia on all the walls and a convenient location right of of Hollywood blvd

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you are looking for something American, as opposed to the plethora of other types of restaurant, Mel's is worth a visit. The meatloaf is recommended. Juke boxes at each table, it has the feel of that Diner that you see in the movies.Nothing in LA is cheap, but here you can get a good meal for your money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 1-310-854-7200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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